Downham Tesco security guard smashed over head with wine bottle after stopping shoplifter

Do you recognise this person caught on CCTV?

Do you recognise this person caught on CCTV?

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

Police are hunting a man and woman after a Downham Tesco security guard trying to stop a shoplifter was smashed over the head with a wine bottle.

The attack happened on February 28 at around 10pm at the Bromley Road branch.

A 49 year old security guard stopped a woman  for shoplifting after she tried to exit the store and the alarm went off.

The man she was with attempted to barge past the security guard and, when challenged outside the shop, struck him over the head with a wine bottle. The guard was then stabbed in the hands as he tried to protect himself.

Their victim, who has not yet returned to work, was left with injuries to his face and hands.

The first suspect is described a black man, in his late 20s, of slim build with a shaved head. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, baggy blue jeans, a dark scarf and dark gloves, plus a dark bag.

Police also want to trace a black woman, in her 20s, of slim build, wearing a dark padded waist length jacket, dark trousers and black and white checked shirt.

Detective Constable Martin Smith of Lewisham CID said: "He received very nasty injuries which have kept him from returning to work and we are keen to catch these people before they do it again."

Anyone with information should call Lewisham CID on 020 8284 8468 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:52pm Sun 11 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Was it worth it security guard? This is gonna get worse as the bankers screw over each and everyone, time to come together and take the bankers down so we humans can work together and not be divided by these scumbags.
Was it worth it security guard? This is gonna get worse as the bankers screw over each and everyone, time to come together and take the bankers down so we humans can work together and not be divided by these scumbags. white rabbit9
  • Score: -60

3:35pm Sun 11 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Again, the scum show themselves to be what they are...........scum. There is no better word to describe the pair of em.
I do hope the police are going to make a serious effort to catch up with these pair of low life's and I do hope the judge and jury are not going to be **** footing about when they are caught and brought before the beak with handing out petty sentences. No doubt, it will be lenient sentences on account of one sob story or another, or one do gooder proving their case.
This security guard was only doing his job and did not need to be stabbed nor clubbed with a bottle just for doing his job. Shame on these pieces of filth.
Again, the scum show themselves to be what they are...........scum. There is no better word to describe the pair of em. I do hope the police are going to make a serious effort to catch up with these pair of low life's and I do hope the judge and jury are not going to be **** footing about when they are caught and brought before the beak with handing out petty sentences. No doubt, it will be lenient sentences on account of one sob story or another, or one do gooder proving their case. This security guard was only doing his job and did not need to be stabbed nor clubbed with a bottle just for doing his job. Shame on these pieces of filth. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -55

3:49pm Sun 11 May 14

rojo174 says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Was it worth it security guard? This is gonna get worse as the bankers screw over each and everyone, time to come together and take the bankers down so we humans can work together and not be divided by these scumbags.
What the kkkk are you talking about? The people that did this would do it to you, me or anybody else. They don't give a toss for anybody and if they can steal somebody's property, they will, and if you try to stop them you are fair game for some GBH. Until the authorities crack down firmly it will continue.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Was it worth it security guard? This is gonna get worse as the bankers screw over each and everyone, time to come together and take the bankers down so we humans can work together and not be divided by these scumbags.[/p][/quote]What the kkkk are you talking about? The people that did this would do it to you, me or anybody else. They don't give a toss for anybody and if they can steal somebody's property, they will, and if you try to stop them you are fair game for some GBH. Until the authorities crack down firmly it will continue. rojo174
  • Score: 50

5:46pm Sun 11 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

rojo174 wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
Was it worth it security guard? This is gonna get worse as the bankers screw over each and everyone, time to come together and take the bankers down so we humans can work together and not be divided by these scumbags.
What the kkkk are you talking about? The people that did this would do it to you, me or anybody else. They don't give a toss for anybody and if they can steal somebody's property, they will, and if you try to stop them you are fair game for some GBH. Until the authorities crack down firmly it will continue.
Clueless.
[quote][p][bold]rojo174[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Was it worth it security guard? This is gonna get worse as the bankers screw over each and everyone, time to come together and take the bankers down so we humans can work together and not be divided by these scumbags.[/p][/quote]What the kkkk are you talking about? The people that did this would do it to you, me or anybody else. They don't give a toss for anybody and if they can steal somebody's property, they will, and if you try to stop them you are fair game for some GBH. Until the authorities crack down firmly it will continue.[/p][/quote]Clueless. white rabbit9
  • Score: -80

7:32pm Sun 11 May 14

andrew_b says...

WR9 - Was it it the Rothschild's again, always causing havoc in Downham?
WR9 - Was it it the Rothschild's again, always causing havoc in Downham? andrew_b
  • Score: 125

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